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Top Vancouver Events: Aug 30 - Sept 5 - Long Weekend Edition

Come on over to the pop-up soda shoppe

Ready to pop and drop? For once, this has nothing to do with dancing. As one beloved Vancouver restaurant closes it's doors, a few more shops are cropping up. So say your hello's and goodbye's as we celebrate the new and old shops around town this long weekend.

Top Picks

The Tiffin Project: Official Launch Party (Miraj’s pick)
Sep 1 | 9 PM - 12 AM | 839 Homer St. | Free

The evening will feature a talk by Tiffin Project founder Hunter Moyes, music by Hip Hop Eh! Documentary Filmmaker and DJ Joe Klymkiw, free food from the project's partner restaurants (to the first 100 people who show up), a tiffin lottery, a chance to get 1 of 100 tiffins for $6 below their regular price, and door prizes from all sorts of local businesses. thanks Hunter!

Save the Salish Sea Concert (Ajay's Pick)
Sep 2  | Waterfront Park | Free

Join us for a free family-friendly concert featuring live music, DJ's, special guest speakers, local Indigenous artists, interactive art displays, a kids zone, and much more. This is a chance to show your support for the Coast Salish Nations as they protect the traditional Salish waters! Speakers/music highlights: Naomi Klein, Chief Ian Campbell, The Boom Booms, and Ndidi Cascade.

Gastown BBQ and Chilli Party (Kelly's Pick)
Sept 1/2 | All Day| Carrall Street | Free

Come on down for a two-day, outdoor, block party and festival hosted by 12 of your favorite Gastown restaurants. The weekend will feature BBQ and Chili Competitions, Live Music, and even a Pig Roast. Proceeds from the weekend’s food sales will go directly to Athletics 4 Kids, a local charity that helps underprivileged kids participate in Sports.

Honorable Mentions

The Pop-Up Soda Shoppe
Aug 30 | 7-9 PM & 9-11 PM | Secret location (super cool) | $15

The Culinary Circus brings you a 1950’s themed dessert festival . Complete with jive, boozy soda infusions and sweet treats galore! Dress code: 50′s style, slick back that hair! Poodle skirts are highly recommended.  Event venue is revealed when buying the tickets. All the food vendors will be selling special creations by some of Vancouver’s most talented pastry chefs, ice cream makers & soda jerks. 

Lords of Gastown Pop-Up Shop & Summer Roof Top Party
Aug 31 | 5-11PM | 240 - 49 Dunlevy | Free

Fashion + DJ's + Roof Top + Secret Live Band + Whiskey/Beer bar = Living Large. Don't miss out on this party.

One Last Night At Sanafir
Sept 1 | 6:30 PM | Sanafir | Free

For the past 5 years Sanafir has been hosting Gong Shows, Harem Nights, and celebrations in bed, but they are now saying goodbye with a final Silk Route celebration. Belly dancers, burlesque, drummers, DJ’s and Glowbal Group celebrity guests will be there all night until the last flickering candle is blown out.

Victory Square Block Party
Sept 2 |  Victory Square | Free

Huge block party is planned in the DTES with loads of music and things to do! Musicians include: The Ballantynes, Indian Wars, Mode Moderne, Korean Gut, Manik 1derful, Too High Crew, Weed, and Love Cuts. Presented by Megaphone Magazine and Music Waste.

PeaceTalk #3: Youth Peacebuilding in Kenya & Rwanda
Sep 5 | 6.30 - 7 PM | Calabash | Free

This talk will highlight the lives of youth in Kenya and Rwanda, their dreams and visions for their lives, and the movements that youth are making to bring peace and social justice to their communities. Organized by Vancouver based non-profit Peace Geeks, Peace Talks is one of the practical projects for raising public awareness on topics related to peace, human rights and role of communities in social changes. thanks Renee.


The Science of Facebook Pages for Nonprofits
Sept 11 | W2 Media Cafe | Free

Tasting Plates
Sept 12 | 6-9PM | Kitsilano | $30/$40

Dance Allsorts | 15th Anniversary Celebration Party
Sept 13 | 6 - 8.4 pm |  Heritage Hall | Pay as you can

Grand Masquerade 2012
Sep 15 | 2 - 3.30 PM | Burrard Skytrain Station | Free

New Brighton Special
Sep 16 |1 - 9 PM | New Brighton, 3201 New Brighton Road | Free

Big Ideas for Libraries
Sept 19 | SFU Downtown | Free
Urban Conspiracy Cabaret
Sept 20 | 7:30 PM | SFU Woodwards | $10   

Peak Performance Project Showcase
Sept 20 | 8PM | Red Room | $10.27+sc

Earthdance Festival - Year of the Woman
Sept 22 | Prospect Point | Free

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